TRACC is the Tropical Research and Conservation Centre, a coral reef conservation organization which runs marine conservation expeditions (turtles or diving) using volunteers & visitors to rebuild coral reefs. We also teach marine biology courses, & conduct marine research projects. All of our work focuses on a coral reef conservation issue and creates solutions. Our current projects are developing a marine protected area working on sharks, - turtles, - coral planting, - photographic record of biodiversity , environmental education and environmental awareness.
Choose how you can help from our project summary 2013 for volunteers. Choose from two fantastic Malaysian tropical islands. We also have other ongoing conservation projects for researchers and students.
Click these links for more Information for short term marine conservation trips, or longer volunteer expeditions. or turtle volunteering or Marine science courses or combine Conservation with school teaching.
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
The 2nd problem is the sharks and ray populations have been reduced by upto 98% – learn more.
The 3rd problem is that cyanide fishing for the live fish trade has reduced fish stocks to critical levels – learn more.
To help solve these problems, we have active campaigns using advocacy, awareness and practical conservation using volunteers to replant coral and help develop a marine protected area. We are leading the campaign for Shark protection Laws in Sabah and have also developed the action plan for sharks and the global shark survey.
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TRACC has been actively involved in marine conservation projects in Borneo for 15 years mostly using volunteer divers. We have run several scuba diving volunteer projects and believe that volunteer opportunities are of benefit to the environment and to the volunteer. Our current volunteer project is on a pristine, white sand, turtle beach.
Very close to Sipadan and Mabul, our island near Semporna, Sabah has the muck diving biodiversity that scuba divers seek without the crowds and at a fraction of the cost. Muck diving is not all that Pom Pom offers, the visibility is great and the volunteer divers often see amazing pelagic fish, manta’s, rays and sharks. A great place to learn to dive or snorkel with PADI or simply to chillout!
Make a difference with your next trip abroad – come for a few days & become a marine conservation volunteer.
We are actively involved with shark conservation having conducted shark surveys around Borneo for 16 years using scuba divers and diving volunteers. We have developed action plans for sharks, raised awareness about the problem of shark fin soup and were instrumental in getting a commitment from the Sabah State Government to ban shark fishing and shark products in the state. The Pom Pom Island diving Volunteer Project is the first of a series of totally protected shark sanctuaries we are trying to create.
The Green Connection Aquarium and Science Discovery centre is a conservation focused attraction designed to create environmental awareness in Sabahans and visitors.
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